Senior Production Manager - Sky Sports
Sky Sports are seeking a Senior Production Manager. 

Working with the Head of Sport, Production, Operations, and Finance, you will be responsible for ensuring productions remain on budget.  

You'll build strong relationships and mentor colleagues to help drive consistent delivery.

Job Introduction

As the Senior Production Manager, you will build strong relationships within your team at Osterley and across departments, mentoring colleagues in the team and help drive those around you to consistently deliver.

About Us

We’re part of Europe’s leading entertainment and communications business. With over 22 million customers across five countries, we make life easier by entertaining and connecting people. It’s a genuine team effort. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help make the future happen.


Over last 25 years Sky Sports has had a major impact on the way Sport is covered across all platforms. We were the first to use pioneering new techniques such as HD, 3D, interactivity, steady-cam and super-slo-mo on TV and are the number 1 destination for sports fans in the UK.

We continuously look to expand the quantity, quality, depth and variety of top-class live sport and coverage across all of our platforms. And through our experts and support programmes, we’ve brought a new level of commentary and analysis to enhance understanding and enjoyment of sport.


The Perks

As a valued member of Sky, you’ll benefit from an excellent pension scheme and 25 days paid annual leave.

About the Role

Your key responsibilities:

  • Ensure the cost of the entire production remains within the budgeted parameters through good communication with Head of Sport & Producers, Production, Operations & finance teams. 
  • Complex budget ownership is required with the ability to organise the structure of a strand to be delivered by themselves or others within the team
  • Produce comprehensive, accurate and clear production planning & reporting for all content production to be delivered by themselves or others, including timetable of events for all stakeholders. 
  • Work with content teams and production team to own all demand and supply requirements for given productions
  • Perform site surveys. Assess technical capabilities, risk and logistics to deliver a safe working environment whilst enabling fantastic coverage. Drive health & safety awareness & best practice through all content production, from OBs to single camera ENG shoots, to work in Sky Studios
  • Delivery of ad hoc project work, with the ability to deliver to tight deadlines. Advising Operations team when procuring supplier contracts using researched information, industry knowledge & content/technical team feedback
  • Deliver the training programme of production management skills, workflows and techniques to ensure consistency of approach across Production Coordinators and Production Managers where appropriate.

About You

Your skills:

  • Extensive live sports outside broadcast & studio production management experience
  • Content delivery knowledge, well informed and up to date on broadcast developments & production processes
  • Ability to lead & provide excellence in all production planning; offering knowledge, guidance & expertise to enable development within the wider team
  • Willingness & knowledge to help to drive innovation & efficiency with regards to all forms of content delivery
  • Ability to grow & enhance working relationships with external rights owners, holders, clubs, management and operational personnel within event venues
  • Able to step into any content making environment to manage production and issues affecting delivery
  • Highly motivated with outstanding attention to detail and a commitment to continuous self-improvement


If you’re ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results, apply today


Happy to talk flexible working


It’s our people that make Sky Europe’s leading entertainment company. That’s why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.


If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.


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Next Step

Please CLICK HERE to see this role on our own careers site and apply.